Leal-Santiesteban, Sandro

Sandro Leal-Santiesteban (born Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American violinist. While living in Cuba, he performed with many orchestras in the Americas including the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Youth Symphony Orchestra, and throughout Europe with the Cuban Dance Company of Lizt Alfonso. At age sixteen, Leal was featured with the Sinfónica de Matanzas performing Khachaturian’s violin concerto under the baton of his mother Lourdes Santiesteban. After immigrating to the U.S. in 2001, Sandro has performed the Mendelssohn String Octet alongside former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Andrés Cárdenes, Behzad Ranjbaran’s Violin Concerto with the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic as first prize winner of the Carnegie Mellon University concerto competition, and an American tour with the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra following a semi-finalist award for the 2006 Sphinx Competition. Other notable concerts include playing under the direction of Plácido Domingo, Kent Nagano, and Carlos Miguel Prieto.

Source: Pittsburgh Concert Society

Performed 1 times live with Bruce Springsteen.

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